Mark the New Year with a move to a beautiful family home at Linden Homes’ exclusive Mendip Gate development in Kilmersdon and reap the benefits of buying new.
It can be a dilemma for home buyers as to whether to buy a new or older property but, as well as the peace of mind that a 10 year NHBC Buildmark warranty brings, new homes offer lower energy bills, no maintenance and a blank canvas to make your own.
Sue Scholfield, Sales Director at Linden Homes Western, explains: “Moving to a new Linden home allows you to spend time on what you enjoy doing rather than what needs doing. They are easy to maintain, include the latest technology and appliances and are energy efficient.”
House hunters Mike and Donna Creswell weren’t initially looking for a new-build property but were persuaded to opt for one by the quality of their Linden home. They were also able to put their own personal stamp on their four-bedroom detached house by using Linden Homes’ Enhanced service, which offers help to design rooms by choosing from a range of upgrades such as kitchen cabinets and worktops, lighting, tiles and flooring.
Donna said: “We had been looking at homes as an investment and a challenge. What we wanted was somewhere for our future; somewhere we could see ourselves living in 20 years. Here we are looking forward to low maintenance and an energy efficient home.”
Linden Homes also offers a wide range of flexible moving schemes to help you move to your dream home. With Part Exchange*, for example, Linden becomes your guaranteed cash buyer so movers can buy and sell in one easy, hassle-free step with no chain and no estate agent fees. The Assisted Move* scheme provides help to sell an existing property while the Help to Buyi scheme means buyers can purchase a new home with just a five per cent deposit.
It works by the government providing an equity loan of up to 20 per cent of the value of any new-build home worth up to a maximum of £600,000. This can be repaid at any time or when the home is sold. And an added bonus is that there is no interest payable on the loan for five years.
With the equity loan added to their deposit, buyers are in the much better position of only needing to agree a 75 per cent mortgage from a bank or building society to secure their dream home.
Located on the edge of the Mendip Hills, Mendip Gate offers just nine bespoke three- and four-bedroom homes. The three-bedroom Willows offers high quality accommodation, parking, cloakroom and ensuite bathroom.
Sue added: “Help to Buy is available to existing homeowners as well as first time buyers, so it works well for those who are now trying to climb the next rung of the property ladder.
“Whether you are one of the three in five renters that ‘would like to buy but think they cannot afford it’, or a family looking for a larger home – or even looking to release capital by moving to a smaller home, we can help homebuyers opt for the best flexible moving scheme for them.”
The show home at Mendip Gate, in the centre of Kilmersdon next to the village hall, is open Thursday to Monday, 10am until 5pm. For more information call 0844 488 1250.
iSubject to status, ‘Help to Buy’ Terms & Conditions and available on selected properties in England only. Eligible applicants will be offered an equity loan up to a maximum of 20% of the purchase price (based on the open market value). Applicants are required to fund at least 80% of the purchase price by means of a conventional mortgage, savings/deposit where required. The equity loan is provided by the HCA and held as a second charge. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other promotion. Full details will be provided on request.
* Subject to scheme rules.
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